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January Jigsaw *** Severe -

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Good. Bring cams; many placements are parallel slots.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


4 pitches of superb climbing on immaculate rhyolite at about British tech 4a. Pitches 2 and 4 contain tricky traverses, and 4 is the crux. Route finding is not straightforward, so a cool head is essential. Belays are generally sound on this route, with the exception of the anchor after pitch 3, which is almost hanging on an imaginative collection of gear which can be wearing. This is an outstanding route in the middle of its grade and should be on anyone's low-grade trad tick list. **WARNING** January Jigsaw has several extremely exposed situations, and requires a good lead head. This would not be a good first trad climb.

Submitted by: tradman on 2005-09-15
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Route ID: 69742

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: anonymi on 2007-07-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars pretty hairy for a severe

HS, or even VS might give a better feel for the climb. Its all there, and the holds are great, but as the description suggests, its pretty exposed at times and needs a steady head. Highly recommended.

Added: 2009-02-25